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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Hidden Gem (The little Geranium interiors and gifts)

Today I found a quaint hidden gem, tucked away along the country lanes and within the courtyard of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blondebondie
Lovely afternoon visit today

Such a pretty place and a nice stroll around the lovely gardens. Especially liked the meerkats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tstau1
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Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown, Formal Italian Gardens, an Arboretum, and a small Animal Menagerie. The Gardens are extremely well maintained and are among the best in the county. There is something here for...more
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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Today I found a quaint hidden gem, tucked away along the country lanes and within the courtyard of Castle Ashby (The little Geranium interiors and gifts.) A wonderful little boutique full of hand picked gorgeous items. It is such a breath of fresh air to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a pretty place and a nice stroll around the lovely gardens. Especially liked the meerkats, goats, pigs etc. £5 per car in winter is a great price. We had planned on visiting the tea room but unfortunately it was shut today due to an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Tstau, we are pleased your visit was enjoyable and apologies for the technical hitch with cafe. We look forward to welcoming you back in the summer when the gardens take on a whole new dimension.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, nice little cafe too.The meerkats were a nice touch along with the other animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pearsonposer
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Pearsonposer we are glad you enjoyed the gardens.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dont be put off. You think it is expensive but omg well worth it truly lovely from 3 to 87 years we had just a lovely day

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Fraser we are so glad all ages in your party had such a lovely visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely walk arounf the garden.will have to come again in the summer as it was too cold to appreciate it spending time there

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes do please come back although why wait until the summer as spring is an absolute delight here.

Reviewed November 8, 2018

Having been underwhelmed by several local National Trust properties, we visited this privately owned estate. Wow! totally blown away, so much to see and do - the chilli collection alone is worth coming for, who knew there were so many varieties of chilli peppers! And...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow Ruthrees what a fantastic review. I know I'm always saying it but these kind reviews make such a difference to our staff who try their very hardest to make sure every visit is special. As you say at the seasons roll on there is...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

A very interesting walk around the Arboretum. A little expensive for just the gardens. Good to see lots of families with kids hunting pumpkins.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Happened to be staying in the area and as most attractions are closed on a Monday we stumbled across these gardens. A bit daunted when we reached the car park as it was chockablock- hadn’t realised that there was a Pumpkin hunt on. However, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank arransue
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Arransue we are so pleased we turned out to be such a good find. Our staff work extremely hard throughout the year and especially during these events soI will be passing on your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon as each season...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

The gardens at Castle Ashby are absolutely stunning and so worth a visit. I especially loved that dogs on leads are welcome! There are many "rooms" in the Castle Ashby gardens so make sure you take the offered map so you don't miss any. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Suzannah, we are so pleased you enjoyed our gardens and the meerkats are always a treat. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

The kids always love the pumpkin hunt and playground at Castle Ashby and the adults love the gardens. I would have given 5 stars if they had enough toilets.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Joanna, we are so pleased your love our pumpkin hunt and we are working very hard with the Northamptonshire Council to get permission to increase our facilities. Fingers crossed for next year!

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dolphines
August 26, 2018|
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Entry prices for Castle Ashby Gardens are; Adults £7.00 Concessions £6.50 Children (6-16) £1.00 under 5's free Family ticket 2 adults & 3 children £15.00
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dolphines
August 26, 2018|
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Entry prices for Castle Ashby Gardens are; Adults £7.00 Concessions £6.50 Children (6-16) £1.00 under 5's free Family ticket 2 adults & 3 children £15.00
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Hazel R
August 9, 2018|
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Yes we dogs are most welcome on leads but not in the menagerie or inside the tea room.
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